Pictorialism

Roger AUBRY, editorL'Epreuve photographique. Impressions en taille-douce. Reproductions d'œuvres photographiques originales. [1st and 2nd Series, all published].

Paris, Plon, Nourrit et Cie, n.d. (1904-1905).

2 volumes folio, original pictorial wrappers with Art Nouveau design by Georges Auriol. (1) Half-title, title, 2 unnumbered leave of preface by Emile Dacier, 48 photographic plates in photogravure, 1 unnumbered table leaf ; (2) half-title, title, 48 photographic plates in photogravure, 1 unnumbered table leaf. Together, 96 photographic plates tipped-in on different shades of card, each with protective captioned tissue guard, showing works by P. Dubreuil, F. Boissonnas, R. Demachy, G. Rey, C. Puyo, L. Misonne, Steichen and others. Complete.

First and only edition of a landmark pictorialist publication.

The two volumes are seldom found together.

No copy of the second series in Library of Congress, Getty Museum. Not in KBR, UCLA.

An unusually bright and clean copy, with only some minor foxing not affecting images.

Ref. Auer, Photobooks, 88 (volume 1 only).

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